After deciding to have your carpets cleaned, you will likely look over your calendar searching for a spare day to schedule the cleaning. With a busy schedule it is important to know how long a carpet cleaning usually takes. Do you need to leave work early? Take the whole day off? Do you even need to leave early? The best way to answer this question is to ask your carpet cleaner. The most accurate answer we can give you is it depends. Regardless of how long your carpet cleaning will take, with TNT Cleaning Company, you will get eco-friendly, high-quality carpet cleaning that will extend the life of your carpet, make your home look cleaning, and improve your family’s health. Those results are worth spending a little time on.
Factors to Consider when Estimating Cleaning Time
There are many factors to take into account when predicting the cleaning time required for your carpets. The first is the size of your home. If your home is small, made up of only a few rooms, cleaning your carpets will not take that long. If you own a huge mansion with more than twenty rooms, you can expect the carpet cleaning to take much longer. A vacant house will take much less time to clean than a home with lots of furniture. This is because carpet cleaning professionals will need to move carpet out of the way before they can begin the cleaning process. If you are looking to cut down cleaning time, you can move all of your furniture off of carpeted areas. If your carpets are extremely dirty, they will take more time to clean than lightly soiled carpets would. Consider how soiled your carpets are. If they are extremely dirty, you leave a lot of furniture on the carpet, and your house is large, expect your carpet cleaning to take a lot of time.
The Carpet Cleaning Process
Understanding the carpet cleaning process will help you to estimate how long your carpet cleaning will take. The first step in the process is the set-up process. During this time, cleaners will unload and bring all of their equipment into the home (this includes industrial strength vacuums and multiple hoses,) move furniture off of the carpets, walk through the home to examine the extent of cleaning needed, and dry vacuum all of the carpet in the house. The setup takes approximately 20 minutes, though it can take more or less time depending on the factors above.
Next, the cleaning can actually begin. Cleaners will pre-spray the carpeted areas—this is a preconditioning step that applies a cleaning solution evenly to all of the carpet. After the pre-spray, cleaners have to wait for the spray to take effect. Then any especially dirty carpet can be spot cleaned (if there is a lot of need for spotting, the cleaning process will take more time.) After all of this cleaning has happened, the carpet will be rinsed, carpet protector will be applied, and fans will be placed around the treated area. This step can about 30 minutes per area, but the factors above can add to or subtract from that time.
Is It Worth the Time?
When carpet cleaners are available for rent at a very reasonable price, many people choose not to hire professional carpet cleaners. Unfortunately, without the education of highly-experienced professionals, these individuals will have a hard time getting the same level of quality from rental cleaners. Even though blocking out the time for a professional carpet cleaning is inconvenient, professional carpet cleaners get the job done right. At TNT Cleaning Company, we make an effort to learn all of the best carpet cleaning techniques so that we can clean your carpets with quality and efficiency. Schedule your cleaning today and find out why our customers are so satisfied with the work that we do.